Issue 111, June 2012
New chapter for alumni in Shanxi 
The University’s newest alumni association will serve as a networking platform for alumni in the province

Alumni in Taiyuan City – also known as Dragon City – gathered for the long-awaited official launch ceremony of NTU Alumni Association (Shanxi).

Held on 19 May, the distinguished guests present at the launch ceremony included Professor Er Meng Hwa, NTU’s Vice-President of International Affairs, Professor Su Guaning, NTU’s President Emeritus, Mr Zhou Ran, Vice-Chairman of Shanxi Provincial Political Consultative Conference and Mr Soon Min Yam, Director of NTU’s Alumni Affairs.

As a prelude to the official ceremony, alumni listened to an academic lecture titled ‘Future of China’s Economy and the Adjustments of Industrial Structure in Shanxi Province’ by alumnus Dr Liu Yong, the Director of the Development Research Centre under the Chinese State Council. In his lecture, Dr Liu presented a brief analysis of the present economic situation in China before giving an explanation of the country’s future economic trends.

In relation to Shanxi’s industrial structure, Dr Liu expressed positive belief in the successful future development of the province, with its abundant natural resources in coal, aluminium and water.

In his welcome speech, Mr Zhao Hongsheng, President of NTU Alumni Association (Shanxi), recalled the exciting days on campus and expressed his sense of pride towards the University. With the new association, NTU alumni in the province, numbering over 190 to-date, will have a platform to network with one another, and connect with the University.

Prof Er spoke about NTU’s recent developments and urged alumni to stay connected with and support the University. He then presented the NTU flag to Mr Zhao.

The ceremony ended with a dinner where guests were entertained with local songs and dances.

© Alumni Affairs Office